Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Language

English

Abstract

This article is concerned with the link between the effects of pro-market pension reforms on women and familization/defamilization measures. It aims to contribute to the study of this link in three ways. Firstly, it identifies defamilization/familization measures that have the potential to reduce negative effects of pro-market pension measures on women. Secondly, based on the examples from the United Kingdom, it shows that the government’s willingness to provide sufficient defamilization/familization measures to assist women to deal with the negative effects of the pro-market pension measures should not be taken for granted. Thirdly, it suggests ways for tackling this problem.

Keywords

Defamilization, familization, life course, pension, women

Publication Date

2017

Source Publication Title

Journal of Women and Aging

Volume

29

Issue

6

Start Page

551

End Page

561

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

Funder

Funding for this research was provided in part by a Faculty Research Grant at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

DOI

10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

ISSN (print)

08952841

ISSN (electronic)

15407322

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Social Work Commons

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